Ravi Kikan | Inc42
First things first, Is there a universal answer to this question ? My answer to this is NO.
Of course, you may differ and actually it is good to differ from having your own perspective.
This question actually builds the pace and thought the process of your venture e.g. When, How, To Whom, and Why should you pitch to start raising funds?
If you can answer these questions, debate well with your co-founders or founding team clearly you might as well start raising funds there and then.
I have been in fundraising cycles with entrepreneurs many times and had my fair bit of failure and success but then this has been my own experience and it doesn’t make a universal statement.
So I popped up this question in our strong 229,000+ global group of startups, entrepreneurs and experts in Startup Specialists Group so that startups might want to have a fair perspective how experts globally think :
So, When Should You Start Raising Funds For Your Startup?
There are some amazing myriad answers coming from across the world. Let me share some of the snippets.